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Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 1936 (USA)
Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence.

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writers:

Garrett Fort (screenplay), Bram Stoker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Otto Kruger ... Jeffrey Garth
Gloria Holden ... Countess Marya Zaleska (Dracula's Daughter)
Marguerite Churchill ... Janet
Edward Van Sloan ... Professor Von Helsing
Gilbert Emery ... Sir Basil Humphrey
Irving Pichel ... Sandor
Halliwell Hobbes ... Hawkins (as Halliwell Hobbs)
Billy Bevan ... Albert
Nan Grey ... Lili (as Nan Gray)
Hedda Hopper ... Lady Esme Hammond
Claud Allister ... Sir Aubrey (as Claude Allister)
Edgar Norton ... Hobbs
E.E. Clive ... Sergeant Wilkes
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Storyline

Prof. Van Helsing is in danger of prosecution for the murder of Dracula...until a hypnotic woman steals the Count's body and cremates it. Bloodless corpses start appearing in London again, and Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of Jeffrey Garth, psychiatrist, in freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence. The scene changes from foggy London back to that eerie road to the Borgo Pass... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Look out, she'll get you! See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daughter of Dracula See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Universal wanted to make a sequel based on Bram Stoker's short story 'Dracula's Guest' and negotiated with Stoker's widow Florence. During the talks between the two, it was discovered that Bram Stoker had not complied with one requirement of the U.S Copyright office with his novel 'Dracula', which rendered it public domain in the United States. Because Florence wanted more creative control over the sequel, and Bela Lugosi wanted more money to reprise the role of Count Dracula, Universal instead hired John L. Balderston to write a new story. See more »

Goofs

The sergeant refers to the police station to which the body of Dracula has been brought as "Whitby Jail". The term "jail" is only used in the UK to refer to dedicated prison facilities (and mostly in a historical context: e.g. Newgate Gaol). It it not used to refer to police stations. See more »

Quotes

Hobbs: Will you take your barley water now, sir?
Sir Basil Humphrey: Barley water, barley water. Get me my heavy topcoat and revolver. I'm going out after vampires!
Hobbs: Vampires?
Sir Basil Humphrey: Vampires! Ha, ha, ha!
Sir Basil Humphrey: But I always understood you went after them with checkbooks, sir.
Sir Basil Humphrey: Hobbs, don't be facetious.
Hobbs: No, sir.
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Connections

References The Mummy (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne No.5 in F Sharp Major, Op.15-2
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Unusual sequel
29 October 2006 | by psychoren2002See all my reviews

It's difficult to understand why Universal Studios choose this film as an official sequel to the legendary Bela Lugosi's "Dracula", more than five years after, since "Dracula's Daughter" works better as a female vampire film rather than the follow up to such landmark movie. Is clear to see some lesbian undertones in the story, even for those times, and it was a clever idea to start the film exactly after the Lugosi/Dracula's death, with the same actor (Edward Van Sloan) playing Van Helsing again. It helps to keep the viewer interested, even when the film lacks some of the eerie atmosphere of the original, and the climax is pretty rushed and dull. Gloria Holden was a perfect choice for the role of the Countess, Otto Kruger is convincing as the good doctor and Margarite Churchill as his secretary looks just gorgeous. Worth seeing for fans of classic Universal horror.


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